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MSI bets big on six new QD-OLED gaming monitors

Still a premium technology, MSI has decided the time is right to expand its QD-OLED gaming monitor lineup, with 49", 34", 32", and 27" models.


MSI has officially unveiled six new QD-OLED gaming monitors, in the shape of the 32″-sized MPG 321URX and MAG 321UPX, the 27″ MPG 271QRX and MAG 271QPX, and two curved models, the 34″ MAG 341CQP and 49″ MPG 491CQP. Boasting response times of just 0.03ms, and resolution/refresh rate combos of up to 240Hz at 4K, these are sure to be highly desirable panels, when they arrive early next year.

MSI‘s official announcement follows rumors from a month ago that the company was due to reveal these new monitors. With OLEDs so prized for their fast response times and MSI’s previous LCD gaming panels, such as the MSI Optix MPG321QRF, having impressed with their gaming performance, these new models could well find themselves leaping to the top of our best gaming monitor list once we come to test them.

The size new models are and their specs are:

  • MAG 341CQP 34-inch, WQHD 2K, 144Hz, 0.03ms GTG
  • MPG 491CQP 49-inch, UHD 4K, 144Hz, 0.03ms GTG
  • MPG 321URX, 32-inch, UHD 4K, 240Hz, 0.03ms GTG
  • MAG 321UPX, 32-inch, UHD 4K, 240Hz, 0.03ms GTG
  • MPG 271QRX, 27-inch, WQHD 2K, 360Hz, 0.03ms GTG
  • MAG 271QPX, 27-inch, WQHD 2K, 360Hz, 0.03ms GTG

The two largest panels will incorporate an 1800inch radius curve so as to better present the panels at an optimal viewing angle to the user, while the other four panels will all be conventional flat panels. The addition of a curve is a little peculiar as one of the key features of OLED technology is that it has excellent viewing angles, but at least the curve will help to provide a wraparound view.

The new gaming OLED displays all feature DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification, which means these panels should offer fantastic HDR visuals with the deep black levels OLED panels are so known for. Meanwhile, OLED Care 2.0 is supposed to “significantly reduce the chances of OLED burn-in”.

MSI has also included its MSI Gaming Intelligence (G.I.) powered by AI technology, which “enhances gaming experience and offers features like Smart Crosshair, Night Vision AI, Optix Scope, and more.”

The displays also included HDMI 2.1 ports with full 48Gbps bandwidth, so console gamers can enjoy 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM support. USB Type-C is also included and the HDMI ports support CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), allowing users to control their devices with a single controller.

There’s no word yet on prices for any of these panels but MSI says the two large curved panels will launch on January 06, 2024. It also suggests we can expect to hear more at CES 2024 in January. While we have a while to wait, then, you can still pick up some of MSI’s current OLED panels if you just can’t wait.

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